|Are Green Jobs Different? Can Capitalism - Shaping San Francisco|
Amidst a general enthusiasm and push for a ânew Green economyâ weâll take a look at both the kinds of work that get labeled green, and how the logic of capitalism impedes a deeper ecological transformation. Jason Mark ("Building the Green Economy," Alemany Farm), Chris Carlsson ("Nowtopia," Shaping San Francisco), and Mary Rick (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies).
Keywords: Green Jobs; Green New Deal; Green Economy; Sustainability; small business; government; regulation; wage labor
|Class and Power in Queer San Francisco - Shaping San Francisco|
What does âclassâ or âcommunityâ mean? How does the newbie Midwesterner serving burgers at a Castro street diner relate to the landlord and shop owner âGay Communityâ spokesmen? How do the schisms between different classes of women, whether lesbian or bi or undefined, show up in daily life and local politics (or not)? How does fear of gender bending impact trans and intersexed people when it comes to paying the rent? Solidad de Costa, Keith Hennessy, and Michelle Tea.
Keywords: class; community; gender; transgender; gay; lesbian; bisexual; worker; labor; economy; housing
|Planning 4th Street: Remaking a San Francisco Corridor - Shaping San Francisco|
Josh Switzky, Steve Wertheim, John Elberling and others look at the effort to redesign and rethink the 4th Street corridor as it becomes the new north-south subway route. New public spaces are being opened in the many underutilized alleys, while the demographic shifts of SOMA continue apace.
Keywords: planning; SOMA; tech economy; jobs; upzoning; subway; 4th Street
|The Right to be Lazy - Shaping San Francisco|
Overcoming Work and Sacrifice Surprising numbers of people too often accept or encourage a âcollapse of civilizationâ as a necessary precondition for radical change. Come and discuss the 19th century visionary Paul LaFargueâs re-issued book âThe Right to Be Lazyâ along with our visions of a post-capitalist life that imagines a life of abundance, generosity, and cooperation. Editor Bernard Marszalek and Chris Carlsson (Nowtopia) discuss with the audience.
Keywords: Work; Laziness; Wage-labor; consumption; economy; coops; sacrifice; volunteerism; business; busy-ness; overwork